Blueberry Margaritas

Blueberry Margaritas

This is apparently the month of margaritas.  Which is funny because I’ve never been much of a tequila drinker. But after some successful vodka-infusion experiments — peach, strawberry and blueberry — I decided to branch out and try something new at the very end of July.  I just couldn’t stop thinking about blueberry margaritas for my book club’s taco party, so blueberry tequila it was!

Then the evening before the Healthy Living Summit, Heather, Alicia, Dan and I went out to Bombers for dinner. After all the planning craziness, we felt like we needed a break, and ordered Bahama Mamas (except for designated driver Dan).

Am I a tequila convert? Not necessarily. But there is no denying the fact that fruity margaritas make for the perfect taco party drinks!

Blueberry Tequila

Yield: 1 quart

You can store this tequila in its Mason jar either at room temperature or in the freezer, but I find that freezing helps retain the fruity flavor. Just be sure to shake the jar well before you use the tequila.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • About 4 cups (32 fluid ounces) white or silver tequila

Instructions

  1. Wash the blueberries and place them in a quart-sized Mason jar.
  2. Pour the tequila over the fruit, filling to about 1/2 - 1" from the top of the jar.
  3. Cover and shake the jar then set it in a cool, dark spot in your kitchen.
  4. Allow to infuse for 4-5 days, shaking the jar once a day. Strain through a piece of cheesecloth and discard the blueberries.
http://www.savvyeat.com/blueberry-margaritas/

Blueberry Margaritas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 margaritas

A Savvy Tip: Keep your cocktails cool by using frozen fruit in place of ice cubes... they'll add to the flavor as they melt, not dilute it!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces blueberry tequila (recipe above)
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 5 ounces sour mix

Instructions

  1. Rub the rim of each margarita glass with a little lime juice, then dip the rims in a dish of salt or sugar (optional).
  2. Shake the tequila, triple sec, sours mix and lime juice together and pour into the prepared glasses. NOTE: These margaritas are quite strong, so feel free to decrease the amount of tequila if desired.
http://www.savvyeat.com/blueberry-margaritas/

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